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Lancaster House, New Manager Inspires a Green Future

22 Apr 2015
Lancaster House welcomes Andy Lemm as General Manager. Andy has bags of vision for the future of the hotel, but he is also returning to a place that is a significant part of his past.  Lancaster House has always been a special place for me. It was my home for nearly two years and I […]
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10 Top Tips for Exciting Lake District Walks with Children

16 Apr 2015
In theory, walking with children in The Lake District should be a delight and a family bonding activity. However, the reality can sometimes fall a little short. If memory serves me correctly (and it is a few years ago now), getting my young children out on a family walk in the Lake District could be […]
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Blencathra – An Emotional Ownership

10 Mar 2015
Lancaster House General Manager and keen fell walker, Tim Bell, tells us why this mountain is deserving of a special place in his heart. Growing up in the North Cumbrian town of Penrith, the view directly west from my home was the distinctive and unique shape of “Saddleback”, or better known as “Blencathra”. It rises […]
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Innovative Made-in-Flowers at The Wild Boar

18 Feb 2015
Everything to do with weddings at The Wild Boar is woven around the individual needs of the bride and groom to create a truly unique day and happy memories to share with family, friends and future generations. We love to work with individuals and companies who have the same ethos and impeccable standards and who […]
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Lake District – Chinese Destination of Choice part 3

06 Jan 2015
In November 2014 Colin Fox, Marketing Manager at English Lakes, attended Destination Britain in Guangzhou, China with the clear intention of putting the Lake District firmly on the Chinese traveller’s map. Here he expresses his informed belief that we could become the Chinese destination of choice.
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Spreading Some Christmas Joy at Low Wood Bay

23 Dec 2014
On Thursday the 11th of December Low Wood hosted a very special Spirit of Christmas Afternoon Tea Event. Martha Wood, the Reception Shift Leader from Low Wood Bay had an idea to do something fantastic for some of the older members of our local community to spread some Christmas Joy! What started as a small […]
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Lake District – Chinese Destination of Choice, part 2

11 Dec 2014
Whilst planning his recent visit to China, Colin Fox, Marketing Manager for English Lakes met other professionals linked to China and tourism. In the second blog in this short series, Colin talks to Helen Moriarty, Senior Development Officer for Groundwork North East & Cumbria.
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The Lake District – Chinese Destination of Choice

21 Nov 2014
Colin Fox, Marketing manager here at English Lakes Hotels will fly out to Hong Kong and also visit Guangzhou at the end of this month to join a group of UK tourism professionals promoting their businesses at Destination Britain China. This is my third promotional visit to the country having been on previous trips to Beijing, […]
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Lancaster House: A deep-rooted love of Autumnal Fayre

16 Oct 2014
Lancaster House general manager and Food & Wine lover Tim Bell, tells us why this Autumn should taste extra special this year. Horticulturaly speaking, it’s been a pretty good year so far. The spring was mild and relatively frost-free, the summer heralded some great periods of warm, unbroken sunshine, and here now, as the leaves […]
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A summer walk on a Lakeland Legend: Helvellyn

01 Aug 2014
When Tim Bell, General Manager at Lancaster House isn’t exploring local Lancashire walks and attractions on his doorstep, he also enjoys hoping across the boarder to Cumbria. Making the most of the fine weather, Tim heads up one of our most famous mountains… With the heralding of summer, and the (theoretical) elimination of the risks […]
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